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Laxatives Before Colonoscopy
Normal: This is likely due top the fact that you had a good bowel prep. I do not know your eating habits, but likely you have constipation. Try drinking more weather and eating 30-40 grams of fiber a day. If this continues consider getting a loon motility study. Talks to your doctor about it ...Read more
Should the laxatives be taken one day before colonoscopy or on the same day a few hours before the start of the procedure ?
24 Hour Prep: Your GI specialist is supposed to provide you a sheet with instructions to clean your bowel. You need to avoid any solid foods for 24 hours before the procedure. During this time you need to take laxatives till your bowel movements are entirely liquid and free of any residual fecal matter. Drink plenty of liquids during this time, to avoid dehydration. Good luck!. ...Read more
On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?
In leaflet coming with a PEG laxative it say that if you have colonoscopy in evening you can start drinking it in morning, 6 hour before colonoscopy?
The direction: for preparation for this study differs a bit from Endoscopist to Endoscopist (the GI Doctors who do the testing) FOLLOW His/Her Instructions (Call their office !) HOWEVER the instructions which accompany the preparation materials /medications are usually RELIABLE and this sounds reasonable! Hope this helps ....Dr Z ...Read more
I have to take moviprep laxative for colonoscopy, do I add water and then add powder? Or do I add powder to glass and then water ? Or is either way ok
Ask Dr.: firstly, ask the doctor who prescribed the preparation or the nurse. Secondly, I am quite sure they must have provided you with written directions... ...Read more
I'm constantly bloated. went to my gastro..she suggested, colonoscopy, said, was up to me. Not NEEDED, she said to try laxatives when needed. Thoughts?
Possibilities: It could be irritable bowel syndrome (try bentyl) or bacterial overgrowth (consider a course of antibiotics). If you have had pancreatic surgery or drank alcohol excessively before, you pancreas may not be producing enzymes properly (try creon with meals).. Check with your doctor for detail.. ...Read more
Two days fasting / preparing before colonoscopy/endoscopy and now three days constipated. What should I do? Should i take laxative?
Not sure: Your colon was likely cleaned out completely for the procedure. Not going to the bathroom is not really constipation as its defined by hard bowel movement with lots of straining involved. Unless you have abd pain or distention i wouldnt be too worried about it. Try some prune juice and if that doesnt help you can try over the counter miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you have hist of constip start taking a stool softe. ...Read more